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Why Banned Books Week Has Become So Popular

Aug 3, 2008
This year help celebrate banned books week, by sending out free e-cards to your friends and family. Free e-cards are quickly becoming more popular than paper cards, there are absolutely loads of reasons for this.

Free e-cards are obviously free, so unsurprisingly people are starting to send e-cards more than paper cards. Another huge reason for people preferring free e-cards is that they are very eco friendly unlike paper cards. No paper is ever wasted when making e-cards, so no trees ever need to be chopped down to make them. So this also helps with global warming, if it is true, this is because trees convert carbon dioxide to oxygen.

Free e-cards, are free from wherever you send them from, no matter how far it needs to travel. So you could send your free e-card to your neighbour, for the same price for if you sent a free e-card across the world. Unlike normal cards where you have to pay a fortune to send it across the world.

Celebrated since 1982 during the last week of September, this week is dedicated to combating the censorship of information and to promoting the freedom of expression that is protected by the First Amendment. Denial of access to certain viewpoints, however controversial or unconventional they may be, reflects many wrongs in the structure of society.

Though the motivation to challenge certain books may be honorable, such as explicit sexual or violent content, all are guaranteed free access to books regardless of their substance.

Even children may read any book they like, and it is the responsibility of their parents alone to make sure their reading material is appropriate. Besides, if it becomes possible to ban books because of graphic or potentially offensive content, it is not a far cry to banning books because of the political theories described therein.

It is important that challenged books are read and distributed to schools, libraries, and bookstores without fear of consequences or public dispute. Limitations on intellectual freedom and the flow of information must not be permitted in a free society.

To join in the fight to end restrictions on the exchange of ideas, you, your co-workers, classmates, friends, or family are all invited to read a book that's been challenged or banned. Try picking up a copy of Blubber by Judy Blume, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, or The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Something else of interest might be to read up on censorship itself and the extent of the First Amendment's protection of your self-expression.

Millions of free e-cards are sent each year, I personally must send out nearly a hundred to friends and family. Free e-cards come in so many different categories and genres it is no surprise for how popular they now are becoming.

Whether you want to send a free e-card to a keen sportsman, doctor, or a book worm, there is sure to be something suitable. Banned books week will be so much better this year if you to join in and send some free e-cards.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Greeting-Cards.com. It has thousands of free ecards to choose from for birthdays and all occasions. Many people now send Free e-cards to celebrate Banned Books Week and select them from http://www.Greeting-Cards.com
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